Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Spring!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year--the vernal equinox (also known as the first day of spring) in the northern hemisphere. 

Tulips-the epitome of spring

Spring is my favorite season; everything is blooming and transforming the dull, gray winter landscape to a colorful, sunny haven.  The days are finally getting longer and the temperatures are becoming less frigid (although this year seems like winter is hanging on for dear life, screw you, weather).  Most importantly, everything is green again!  No more of this gray/brown bullshit that we have had to endure for what seems like ages.  Green is back and it. is. glorious.

Around DC, the mall and metro stations are filled with tourists trying to get a glance at the elusive cherry blossoms that surround the tidal basin at the Jefferson memorial.  And, as a cruel twist of fate, they will peak at the most inopportune time, blossoming just long enough to wreck havoc on those poor folks with allergies. 

Spring also brings about my birthday, which hasn't been nearly as fun as it was when I was younger, but is still one of my favorite days of the year.  There's nothing like cake and Facebook messages to make someone feel loved, am I right?

So, happy spring to all!  May the temperature begin reflecting the change in seasons soon!

Do you love spring as much as I do?  Are you calling for Punxsutawney Phil's execution for his inaccurate weather forecasting?

3 comments:

  1. Happy first day of spring! :)

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  2. Punxsutawney Phil is a big liar, and he ought to be ashamed of himself. Maybe I'm just mad that it was only about 9 degrees with the windchill today and that the forecast calls for snow on Sunday. I want warmth!

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  3. Are you a March 20th birthday girl, too? If so: Happy Belated! ;)

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